On a calm day at the beach, sometimes our goal is an uninterrupted nap. If we wake in Bermuda, so be it. Other times, however, we pray for the waves to grow. And if they do and they capsize our boat, so be it.
I suppose we could have just stayed home and read on the couch, because reading is what we ended up mostly doing the other day when Baby-Girl and I went to the beach. We tried a new beach, one we’d driven by before but never stopped at, one that proved to be less swimmable than […]
The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse For other thoughts on the sea, try #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, and #21.
One morning, you all wake up and decide it’s the day of the pit. You start with planning and digging. This takes time, but once it’s done, you’re left with the task of deciding what to do with it. Rolling down the inside of the pit is a natural first choice, so you experiment with […]
Y’all. It’s been six years since An Island Mom began. Six years! An Island Mom’s origins can be traced back to an afternoon many years ago, when I was walking in the ocean in a dress, as I’m wont to do, in search of a quest. Suddenly, the waves began to speak. “Woman, you must […]
When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. Rainer Maria Rilke For other thoughts on the sea, try #1, #2, #3, #4, […]